Our own Goan fisherwomen are displaced. They are sitting before the Margao Municipality, but the powers-that-be can replace them with non-Goans. What does development or 15 per cent growth mean to the ordinary citizen? Are we so degraded
that we need welfare sops? Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain are in a crisis. They had given lovely welfare sops to the people. They borrowed and
followed deficit financing for decades. And now they are paying for their economies
dictated by Keynes and Marx. Parrikar is responsible for the future of our children
and before he introduces goodies, he should inform himself about the disastrous
consequences brought about by the do-gooders in Europe and USA with deficit financing and taxation. No doubt the do-gooders were well-meaning though uninformed.
To our Goans, like the fisherwomen or the Goans abroad like me, development means only stench and get-rich-quick for non-Goans.
John Razana, USA
Breach of trust
Going from the experience of the Bangalore International airport, can we believe the promises of the Goa CM that Dabolim airport will continue to be operational even after commissioning of Mopa airport?
That the air base will remain operational for the Navy and Air force is undisputed, but that does not mean Dabolim will remain operational for domestic flights. The irony of our democracy is that the Legislature can haul you up for Breach of Privilege and the Judiciary for Contempt of Court, but none can be hauled up before a People’s Court for Contempt of Public Trust.
Soter D’Souza, Socorro
One Man Show
I wish to congratulate the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for the continuous live entertainment we can watch on television these days when the Assembly session is on . He always had the last word when he was in the Opposition and so also now, He seems to have answers to everything and anything making it virtually a one man show with the other MLA’ s reduced to mere spectators barring a few like Vijay Sardessai and Reginaldo Lourenco who do give a good fight on issues close to Goans’ hearts . The two M’s --- both Mauvin and Micky --- by their spoken and body language seem to be scared about something and are sadly disappointing .
Few MLAs, ruling as well as Opposition, do attempt to speak while discreetly being caught on camera casting a side glance at the CM as though for his approval yet knowing fully well that he will always have the last word . Some of the legislators have gone a step further and have started to sing during the Assembly session reminding us of our school days !
But the entertainment and punch lies with our CM who continues to steal the show